Gallery: Armistice service in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, remembers those who served in the two world wars

Remembrance service at the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park to mark the signing of the Armistice in 191

Remembrance service at the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park to mark the signing of the Armistice in 1918. - Credit: Archant

A rememberance service marking the signing of the Armistice in 1918 took place at the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park this morning.

More than 100 residents, veterans and school pupils gathered at the monument in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, to pay their respects to those fallen during the two world wars.

The service was opened by Deputy Mayor Hamil Clarke, and led by Reverend Andrew Dotchin, Vicar of Whitton, and featured poetry readings by school pupils from Ormiston Endeavour Academy, Stoke High School and Westbourne Academy.

The service also featured prayers and wreath presentations, as well as pupils reading a list of conflicts since the end of the Second World War.

Deputy Mayor Hamil Clarke, said: “It’s lovely to see so many here this morning, especially the children as it is a first for us doing this ceremony this morning.”

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Veterans from the Suffolk and Royal Anglian Regiment, Royal Navy Association and Felixstowe and District Branch were also at the service in uniform.

Reverend Andrew Dotchin said: “We remember particularly the Suffolk Regiment who served in the Great War, many of them never to return. By my reconing, half the Suffolk Regiment died in the Great War, but it was supoposed to be the war to end all wars.”

For more on our Remembrance Day coverage, visit our dedicated page here

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